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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 28 2019
  iBase has officially opened its very first branch in Broome at 340 Dampier Terrace.  Currently, Danielle Dowell works from this office supporting clients predominately in the West Kimberley region. iBase is keen to extend their successful support model to anyone who could benefit from iBase’s range of services in the West Kimberley, Danielle can be reached via email on financemob@ibase.org.au.   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
iBase was featured in Certified Practicing Accountant’s (CPA) INTHEBLACK magazine in February 2019. Recognition by a publication of this standard is a great achievement for a not for profit, indigenous owned remote accounting practice, as CPA is one of the most renowned National Professional organisations for Accountants with over 160,000 professional members globally. Featuring iBase in the magazine has not only raised iBase’s profile, it has also created awareness about the challenges facing remote communities among the broader accounting community. You can read the article here and if you would like to discuss how the iBase team can help you, contact us via financemob@ibase.org.au   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
This year has started off with some promising news on funding and services that Wunan will continue to deliver or begin to deliver to build capacity and improve the lives of people in the East Kimberley.   Funding Wunan has successfully renewed a number of important service agreements and contracts this year, including the Remote School Attendance Strategy, Child and Parent Centres, Jobs and Skills Centres, Financial Wellbeing Hub, and PaCE. The board appreciate the amount of detailed work that needs to go into a successful tenders and submissions. Following a recent independent evaluation, negotiations for a new Pipeline to Transitional Housing contract with the Department of Communities are well advanced.   Wunan has been successful in securing a ‘Proceeds of Crime’ (Confiscated Property) Grant from the Department of Justice to support the Youth Hub in Halls Creek, subject to certain conditions. The Financial Wellbeing and Housing Hub has also been […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
In May 2018, under the sponsorship of John Scougall (GM Programs) and Barry King (Manager Leadership and Governance), Wunan Foundation identified a selection of employees with leadership potential to undertake a Diploma of Leadership and Management course. The program was designed to develop core leadership skills and management capability within the team, in order to help support the growth of Wunan Foundation and the increasing complexity of the organisation as more programs are commenced. Wunan’s General Manager of Services, John Scougall said, “Feedback from participants about the quality of the course has been very positive.” “Wunan believes that courses such as this are essential to bring through the next generation of Team Leaders and Managers equipped to make a difference.” Vocational Training Services, a respected regionally-focused Registered Training Organisation, was engaged to design and deliver the program to staff over a 12 to 15 month period.  Areas of focus in […]   Read More.
Dec 14 2018
In November, SWTP Coordinator Karen Andrew attended the 2nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference and the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences, held back to back in Perth.   Read More.
Dec 14 2018
Broome JSC and RTO Progressive Training – SEE Program (Skills for Education and Employment) worked together over a two-week period, hosting six workshops focussed on employability skills.   Read More.
Topic: Employment